National Center for Youth Law



In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.



The Affordable Care Act and Adolescent Health

Closing confidentiality loopholes so that adolescents nationwide can benefit fully from newly available health benefits and insurance

By Rebecca Gudeman

Recent Controversy Around Morning After Pill Centers on Teen Access

By Bryn Martyna

Teen access to emergency contraception (the so-called “morning after pill”) has been the subject of a recent

Assessing Accessibility: Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?

This article is the second in a series looking at the alarming rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among youth

California Embraces Comprehensive School Finance Reform and Protects Educational Services for Foster Youth

By Maya Cooper

California’s legislature passed the new state budget on June 14, 2013. The budget language includes several provisions

The Youth Perspective on Laws Requiring Parental Involvement in the Decision to Have an Abortion

By Bryn Martyna

The majority of states – 38 in all – require parental involvement in a minor’s decision to

Plaintiffs in Henry A. Move Towards Trial

On February 27, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones of Nevada issued a decision clearing the way for

Detecting Reproductive Coercion: Teen Pregnancy as a Red Flag

By Erin Liotta

When a teenage girl – pregnant for the second time – walks into a family planning clinic,

Deal Reached in Sara Kruzan’s Case

Parole a Possibility After a Long Struggle

By Bryn Martyna

Parole for Sara Kruzan is, at long last, a real

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